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life of michael jackson and the question that still haunts his fans. >> did michael jackson ever molest a child? >>> and kirstie tells all. fresh off her turn on "dancing with the stars," she tells barbara walters ant her battles with weight and falling for patrick swayze and the love of her life, john travolta. >>> there is breaking news right now. for that, we go to the abc news desk. >> good evening, everyone. i'm paula farris. we have breaking news tonight on that widening e-mail scandal rocking washington and the world. a scandal that led to the resignation of cia chief david petraeus. late this evening, abc news learned that general john allen, the top u.s. commander in afghanistan, is being investigated for possibly inappropriate e-mail communications with one of the women linked to the petraeus scandal. it's the latest bombshell. kelly is a family friend of petraeus and notified the fbi she was receiving threatening e-mails. martha raddatz has the story. >> reporter: when general david petraeus granted paula broadwell exclusive and extraordinary access to pep his biography, he l
life of michael jackson and the question that haunts his fans. >> did michael jackson ever molest a child? >> and kirstie tells all. fresh off her furnish on "dancing with the stars" her battles with weight and falling for patrick swayze and the love of her life, john travolta. cia. >>> good evening, i'm terry m e mor moran. tonight we have stunning new twists in the sex scandal that brought down david petraeus, head of the cia. his resignation shocked the nation. a four-star general in charge of our nation's secrets admitting an extramarital affair with the woman who penned his biography. a simple e-mail cybertrail, his undoing. martha raddatz has the latest. >> reporter: when general david petraeus granted paula broadwell exclusive and extraordinary access to pen his biography, he likely never imagined it would lead to his downfall. but tonight, his reputation is solid, the fbi is under scrutiny and agents have descended on broadwell's home to gather more material. material broadwell is now willingly providing them in this increasingly strange scandal. the affair first came to
and it actually has a chevy small-block 350 engine, believe it or not. >>> representative jesse jackson jr. resigns from congress. race car's danica patrick splits from her husband. >>> and this ex-"price is right" model gets $8.5 million in damages. we're going to have your headlines straight ahead. >>> everyone in alaska's thankful their heaters are working. frigid cold there and rain for black friday in the northwest. your forecast is coming up. you're watching "early today." >>> and other stories making news this morning in america. folks in the midwest dealt with white-out conditions on the busiest travel day of the year. no, we're not talking snow, we're talking this stuff. thick, dense fog. at least 500 flights were grounded or delayed in chicago alone. in new york's busy penn station train service came to a screeching halt due to electrical problems threatening thousands of holiday commuters. >>> in los angeles, one of the nation's busiest freeways came to a stand still. traffic on the 405 backed up, creating a virtual parking lot of headlights and brake lights illuminating the hig
at the conclusion. when general andrew jackson achieved this spectacular triumph in new orleans. as we will see the language of love proves pivotal to the public's narration of these events. win or lose, americans found their imagination captured whenever battle sagas were replayed as love stories. no matter how dire the events of the day, pro-war commentators could always be counted on to put a romantic gloss on public adaption. the war of 1812 provided an ideal moment for americans from anonymous unknowns like the author of that soldier sally to leading nationalist to mold the meaning of love of country. war supporters worked to portray the conflict is a romantic adventure, one in which dashing young men went to war and won the hearts of patriotic maidens, and one in which the thrill of romantic love contributed directly to the low of victory. now before i take you on an unconventional chronology of the war i do want to first pause to take a careful look at contemporary theory of political economy. you are going to have to bear with me for 10 minutes or so and i promise we will get back to so
announced she is not going to campaign in 2012 for barack obama. >> host: the role of jesse jackson in president president s early political career. >> guest: that's very up known. i was very fortunate in being able to find about that. jesse jackson is still a highly regarded figure in the african-american community in chicago. and when obama started running for the u.s. senate, he was advised to go to jackson and get some help from jackson regarding foreign policy issues, domestic policy issues, but even more important, his speaking -- his oratory needed some work and they thought jesse could help him. and jackson agreed to do so. and every saturday for a whole year, barack obama was invited to the push rainbow meeting that jackson held, where jackson worked with obama on his oratory and his delivery of speeches, and he improved tremendously. guess what? since he was elected president, president barack obama has not invited jesse jackson to the white house once. he is totally, completely cut himself off from jesse jackson. no one seems to know exactly why, except that it appears th
-known congressman resigning today. jesse jackson, jr. after months of federal investigations, medical treatments and then a win on election day, today, an unexpected turn. here's abc's sharyn alfonsi tonight. >> reporter: once a political rising star, jesse jackson, jr. today called it quits, sending in a letter of resignation to house speaker john boehner. he wrote, "over the past several months as my health has deteriorated, my ability to serve the constituents of my district has continued to diminish." the drama around jackson began this summer when the congressman disappeared for weeks. the public, even members of his staff, didn't know where he was. finally, in late july, the mayo clinic revealed jackson was being treated there for what was later diagnosed as bipolar disorder and depression. his famous father uncharacteristically quiet about the matter. >> the fact is, the congressman is under medical supervision and is right now regaining strength. >> reporter: jackson was released in september, then readmitted last month. his return to the clinic came amid reports that the congressman fac
east back from the brink. chip reid on the resignation of congressman jesse jackson, jr. the target of an ethics investigation. scott pelley with the c.e.o. of goldman sachs warning of the dangers of the fiscal cliff. >> what you won't repair is people's attitudes towards the united states. >> glor: and dean reynolds on why there's a smaller bounty to share with the hungry this thanksgiving. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> glor: good evening. scott's off tonight. i'm jeff glor. i eight days of bomb blasts and a celebration in gaza tonight after israel and hamas agreed to a cease-fire. a deal was announced in cairo by secretary of state hillary clinton and egypt's foreign minister. israel agreed to stop air strikes in gaza, where at least 161 palestinians have been killed since last wednesday. hamas promised to stop firing rockets which have killed five israelis. there were fears the deal might not happen after a bomb went off on a bus in tel aviv this morning. 27 people were hurt, no one has claimed responsibility. we have reports fro
to stanford law school is becoming a clerk to the supreme court justice, robert jackson. tell us a little bit about how that came about because i want to lead into what you unfold in here having to do with the conservatism on blacks and whites. >> guest: right, right. jackson was a -- was, i think, a seen by then, even, as a great justice, and he had been the prosecutor at the numberberg war trials, took time off from the court and gone to nuremberg and then game back to the court. rehnquist graduates from stanford law school early at the end of 1952. he was actually in the class that would have ended a semester later. he finishedded the work, so smart, got out early, and so he wanted to -- it was clear when i was researching through the papers and looking at the diary ies that were on deposit with the papers, fascinating, had six notebooks that were filled with rem innocences, -- memories, and desires, and memoirs, and one of the things that was clear is he really saw himself destined for some important job. he, actually, on the court probably or certainly somewhere in government because he
jackson jr. is talking with federal officials about a plea deal in connection with his alleged misuse of campaign funds. the source saying "no one has pled guilty," but plea discussions are ongoing on top of the investigation surrounding jackson jr. misusing funds to decorate his home. he is also being investigated for allegedly buying a $40,000 rolex for a female friend. we will continue to stay on top of this. >>> still to come this morning, new york mayor michael bloomberg weighing in on an "snl" spoof of himself that went viral. >>> and her dresses always get the fashion world talking. now we're learning more about who the first lady was wearing election night. >>> we saw some flurries overnight and we're off to a chilly start, but big what are you doing there? i am making crescent bacon cheddar pinwheels. wow, i'm impressed! [ ding ] dad, the cable's out! you got that right? [ kiss ] thank you ♪ [ male announcer ] pillsbury crescents. let the making begin. here's a better idea. pillsbury grands! flaky layers biscuits in just 15 minutes the light delicate layers add a layer of w
aldermen sandy jackson's vote. it's a budget that i think fundamentally balances our budget but it does it by not raising property taxes, not raising sales tax not raising the energy tax. 9 million more would be invested in early childhood education after-school programs and jobs children's eye exams and programs to address domestic violence. her husband congressman jesse jackson is still absent from congress as a cloud of federal investigation surrounds them. missing another city council meeting that makes two in a row for this month alone. impatient politicians appear to want the congressman to come forward with the truth about his campaign finances for the sake of the second district. if it's beyond a health issue its and urgency and necessity for the congressman to come to terms with the fact that he has to make a decision very very soon. out of respect for his constituents. as city hall sympathy seemed to lie with sandy jackson as the alderman wife and mother who is keeping everything at tied both professionally and personally she has the worst attendance record of any aldermen ye
." prescription drugs doing more damage than heroin and cocaine combined. >>> jesse jackson junior may be negotiating a plea deal that could end his career in congress and might even include jail time. you're watching "early today." >>> good morning. here are some of the top stories we're watching this morning. president obama marked veterans day with a traditional wreath laying at the tomb of the unknowns at arlington national cemetery. during his remarks, he noted it's the first anniversary in a decade without troops serving in iraq. >>> high tide in venice has reached its sixth highest level since recordkeeping began 150 years ago. >>> a massive bush fire in southern australia has burned at least 5,000 acres and destroyed at least seven homes. several animals have been rescued including this injured koala that was taken to an animal hospital for treatment for burns. >>> the blue gingham dress worn by judy garland in the wizard of oz has sold for $480,000. >>> a british woman is divorcing her husband after rehe fused to recreate scenes in "fifty shades of grey." she cites his, quote,
coming up and developing right now, jesse jackson jr. resigning from congress two weeks after winning re-election to the house of representatives. the fallout from washington, dc, all ahead, unless breaking news changes everything. first from fox at 3:00, we are now an hour into a cease-fire between israel and hamas. the two sides reached a deal today after a week of rocket attacks and missile strikes and bombings that killed an israeli soldier, palestinian militant and dozens of civilians. egypt's foreign minister announced this in cairo alongside secretary of state, hillary clinton. in jerusalem, the israeli prime minister, binyamin netanyahu, confirmed the deal saying that he had agreed to give the cease-fire a chance after speaking with president obama. secretary of state, hillary clinton said the united states and egypt will work together in working toward long-term peace in the middle east. listen. >> the united states welcomes the agreement today if a cease-fire in gaza, and now a broader calm returns. >> the truce is hours after a bomb tore through a bus near israel's defense min
why germaine jackson wants to change his famous last name. >> learn which star is no >> it is 4:54. >> let's check in with jacqui jeras again. >> because we have had this morning will give way to some sunshine. we got off easy with the northeaster, it has been a miss for people in the northeast. over 4 inches of snow in central park. bridgeport had 5.5 inches. still snowing and parts of new england. things are winding down for us. chilly temperatures that are about average. 42 after reagan national. 41 at dulles. looking for a morning shower clear by the afternoon. 30 mile per hour gusts at times. we will see a high of 50-55 degrees. looking good with an ice warming trend by this weekend when the high temperatures make it well into the 60's. >> we have a couple of items that hopefully by 5:00 is cleared out of the way. not too much of any backups. 395 northbound as you come off the beltway, a minor crash on the right side. if they can get that wrapped up, we will be happy about that. san story on 66 near 28 and centerville. they have blocked the right lane. just north of 32 arou
things hot. might come as a country but "nashville" is a chord with the masses. jackson delivers a dose of drama. says thehy jackson show resonates with those e the norm. >> my character, he does not do a traditional country music. >> jackson joins an all-star male cast. it is not just as acting chops display, but his pipes as well. note.actor since each >> it depends on the show or the song. did have to ask -- any actual political aspirations? i am enjoying all the attention. we will see. >> this guide could be the mayor of nashville. >> it debuted last month as one best new shows of the fall season. a steady increase of ratings. he just could not keep away from politics. tonight proved that enjoying food for a great cause. was able to host the march of . dinnergnature chef they came together to put on a evening.ar they had a premature son who died, incredible story. it was all for the march of dimes. thank you for sharing your story. >> what a great event. >> the march of dimes is a great organization. >> ready for a big storm? there is no big storm coming, don't worry. get yourt tryi
hit. we'll get to that in a second. >> will the fascination with michael jackson ever end? i don't think so. there are some startling revelationsen a new book about how jackson dealt with money not to mention his own fame and what he really wanted from his career. fascinating information there. >>> speaking of fascinating, we begin with the breaking news now that the top u.s. military commander in afghanistan is now also caught up in the petraeus scandal. general john allen is being investigated by the pentagon now for sending thousand of improper e-mails to jill kelly, of course, the whistle blower in this case. >> she is the florida woman who triggered an investigation which ultimately forced petraeus to resign. now defense officials would not discuss the nature of the relationship between general allen and jill kelly. but some 20,000 to 30,000 documents, involving inappropriate communications between general allen and the said individual, jill kelly. >> seeing all this play out on e-mail. e-mails from mistress paula to petraeus, that's what led to this. now another very high r
jackson jr. won re-election but could lose with the feds. >>> and election loser alan west won't go quietly. >>> plus today former congresswoman gabby giffords goes face to face with the man who tried to assassinate her. details are next. you're watching "early today." >>> plenty of other stories making news this morning. the chicago sunday times reports jesse jackson jr. is talking with federal prosecutors about a possible plea deal. jackson easily won re-election tuesday while being treated at the mayo clinic for by polar disorder and depression. the feds are looking into whether he improperly used campaign funds for decorating her home. >>> today for the first time after she was gunned down 22 months ago gabby giffords will come face to face with the man who tried to assassinate her. jared lock ner will be sentenced to life without pa roll. giffords husband, mark kelley, will also be in court reading a letter on his wife's behalf. >>> the election in florida is still too close to call in the presidential contest. and in another florida race, republican congressman alan west is de
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news now. >>> reports out of chicago say lawyers for congressman jesse jackson jr. are in the midst of negotiating a possible plea deal with the justice department. the feds are reportedly focusing on whether or not jackson used campaign money to renovate the family home in washington, fly a mistress to chicago and buy a $40,000 rolex for a female acquaintance. his office says jackson is being treated for bipolar disorder at mayo clinic. despite his absence for the last five months from public view, jackson was reelected this week. he got 63% of the vote. >>> there is new information coming in about the sudden resignation of cia director david petraeus. in turning in his resignation letter, president us where admitted he'd had an extramarital a -- petraeus admitted he'd had an extramarital affair according to the associated press. it's not clear what the fbi was looking for or when it discovered the affair or when the affair even happened. petraeus has been married 37 years, though, and he issued a statement today calling the affair a case of extremely poor judgment and unacceptable
our nation's massive debt challenge. >>> a special election following jesse jackson jr.'s resignation from congress. jackson says he needs to spend time, quote, restoring my health. jackson mysteriously disappeared from capitol hill in may and his office later revealed he was dealing with depression and had been diagnosed with bipolar disorder. health concerns aren't the only thing jackson is facing, though. ted rowlands is in chicago. good morning, ted. >> reporter: good morning, carol. yeah. well, the health concerns are significant. he had two stints at the mayo clinic. talking to family members, that was the main reason why he just couldn't move forward. and he gave his letter of resignation to john boehner yesterday. in that letter, though, for the first time -- this is what you were alluding to, carol, he did acknowledge he knows he is the subject of a federal investigation for possible misuse of campaign funds. and in that letter at one point he said talking about that, i'm doing my best to address the situation responsibly, cooperate with the investigators and accept responsib
that the administrator of the epa, lisa jackson, has used private e-mail accounts under a fake name and in her case, a different gender, one corresponding with other government officials. the question is whether that is obfuscating or impeding the public ability to monitor her communications which we are entitled to do. congressman andy harris is the chairman of the science and environment subcommittee. thank you for being here, mr. chairman. you are among the lawmakers who are unhappy with this use of the name richard windsor. to conduct official business. epa says this is no big deal, people have been doing this since president bush was president and you're making much ado about nothing? >> is very worrisome that lisa jackson felt that she had to use a pseudonym to communicate with other people in the government, knowing full well that congress and their oversight ability would be requesting records of official e-mail. megyn: they say that the richard windsor, and why did she use that name? they claim that the name came from a family dog. [laughter] megyn: they treated it like they would treat a
you knew everything there was to know about michael jackson? think again. >> a surprising new book, the king of pop's personal struggles as we have never seen them before. that story coming up. >> ann ♪ don't just leave me alone ♪ leave me alone ♪ leave me alone >>> look at that. >> i can do my michael now. come on. well, at one time michael jackson was the most popular man on the planet, and that came with an extraordinary dose of publicity. >> we're not going to leave him alone. >> no, no, we're not. >> but now three years after his death, a new book reveals michael's private struggles in unparalleled detail. abc's nick watt has the story. ♪ thriller nights >> reporter: there hasn't been anyone that famous in a single moment as he was during "thriller" time. that was probably the peak of celebrity for a human being. >> reporter: randall sullivan highly acclaimed journalist spent three years getting behind the mask of the most celebrated entertainer our world has ever known. it's a tale of family, fame, lost childhood, and startling accusations that you won't have heard be
difficulties ] >> bill: kongman, jesse jackson, jr. has retired. john stanton will be with us. great lineup today, but first. >> some of the headlines making news on this monday. president obama and his daughter went out on saturday to a block store in arlington, virginia. he consulted his blackberry and bought 15 books for his friends and family. unlike michelle who is said to spent hours on shopping. >> he is a professional guy. mission accomplished. >> notre dame is heading to the bcs national championship game. they went undefeated for the season and now awaiting the winner for the sec championship. they'll likely face either alabama or georgia in that game. >> they will play either alabama or georgia. role tide. >> instan gram broke a already for the number of pictures up loaded on thanksgiving day. a total of 10 million uploads on the social sharing program. >> bill: there are people who will never take a bite before they take a picture. whatever course it is. >> peter is shaking his head. >> shut up and eat your food. >> i'll admit i put up some instagram photos of food
obama. congressman jesse jackson junior will not be released from the mayo clinic before election day. jackson has already voted by absentee ballot and has no plans for a public appearance on election night. jackson was recently re-admitted to the clinic for treatment of bi-polar disorder. he also suffers from gastro- intestinal problems. he has not campaigned since taking a medical leave of absence in june. next we go live to the new york stock exchange. how some financial giants in lower manhattan will operate while waiting for their offices to dry out in the wake of hurricane sandy. and later in lunchbreak the chef from river north's zed 451 is here with his savory recipe for roasted butternut squash with bacon vinaigrette. at was me... the day i learned i had to start insulin for my type 2 diabetes. me... thinking my only option was the vial and syringe dad used. and me... discovering once-daily levemir® flexpen®. flexpen® is prefilled. doesn't need refrigeration for up to 42 days. no drawing from a vial. dial the exact dose. inject by pushing a button. flexpen® is insulin del
argued for granting russia pntr, which has until now been prevented by what is known as the jackson-vanik amendment, focus on the supposedly bilateral trade benefits. the issue that concerns me and many members is not trade but human rights. advocates of repeal say that the jackson-vanik amendment is outdated and is purely symbolic and therefore should be disregarded. but in the ira of human rights, madam speaker, symbols can have a very great importance. over the years jackson-vanik has become a sign of the continuing u.s. commitment to human rights in russia and elsewhere. repealing the amendment could very well be interpreted as an indication that our commitment is now weakening. this would be a terrible signal to send at a time when putin is in the process of imposing ever tighter restrictions on all opposition to his regime, especially democratic activists and any others who dare to defy the authorities. i also oppose granting russia aren't -- pntr at this time because it is but one more concession by the united states in pursuit of the president's failed reset of relations wit
making news this morning. the "chicago sun times" reports illinois congressman jesse jackson jr. is talking with federal prosecutors about a possible plea deal. jackson easily won re-election tuesday while being treated at the mayo clinic for bipolar disorder and depression. the feds are looking into whether jackson may have improperly used campaign funds to pay for decorating his home. >>> today for the first time since she was gunned down exactly 22 months ago, former arizona congresswoman gabrielle giffords will come face to face with the man who tried to assassinate her. jared loughner will be sentenced to life without parole after pleading guilty to the murders of six people and the wounding of 13 others. giffords husband, mark kelly, will also be in court reading a letter on his wife's behalf. >>> the election in florida is still too close to call in the presidential contest. and in another florida race, republican congressman alan west is demanding a recount despite the fact that he's trailing democrat patrick murphy by nearly 2,500 votes considered outside the margin for
future of democrat jesse jackson jr., who easily won re-election to his illinois house seat last week. jackson has left the mayo clinic for the second time with no word where he's going or when he might be back to work. he has been on medical leave since june for treatment of bipolar disorder. >>> a deadly plane crash is under investigation in jackson, mississippi. three people were onboard. they were killed when their single-engine piper slammed into a house tuesday night. the pilot reported an on-board emergency just after takeoff and radioed a request to return to the airport. a mother and son were in the house. but they escaped without any serious injuries. >>> and in new york, the head of the long island power authority is the latest casualty of superstorm sandy. michael hurby, the coo of lipa resigned tuesday. the utility is being heavily criticized for its slow response to the devastating storm. thousands of customers still without power. >>> and hurricane sandy is dealing another blow to the people of new jersey in the form of higher taxes. governor chris christie says he may
make a co back. >> the father of congressman jesse jackson jr., confirms his son is struggling with bipolar and depression. and also told nbc news that his son was recently released from the mayo clinic. congressman jackson on a medical leave of absence since back in june. he was re-elected earlier this month by a wide margin from the precinct in chicago. jackson is under investigation for alleged misuse of campaign fund. >>> 911 operators say they're amazed by a 4-year-old girl in virginia, who saved her mother's life. her mother has a history of seizures. most recent one happened while she was at home in newport news with her daughter in september. her husband was at work. with her mom unconscious, it was up to jayla to call 911. >> my mom is having a seizure, so, i want to call you guys. i am 4. i call people. i need you to help me. >> she was calm as a cucumber. she did so good. she was very polite. she, listened to directions very well. >> she knew what to do because her parents had gone over it with her before. the only thi she struggled with was unlocking the front door
-old named jackson who was minding his own business doing his paper route. at first jackson thought it was a dog, but that is certainly no dog. that is a goat. a crazy-eyed, skragly, possibly demonic goat. >> it was dark and i saw this, like, figure and then it made a weird noise kind of like a grunting noise. >> seriously, what is wrong with that goat? can we see that part again, please? >> if there are easily frightened children watch organization people with heart trouble or anxiety disorders you might want to look away because i think we'll have to see that slowed down. >> just imagine you're 14 years old and you're on your bike and trying to do your paper route and that thing appears out of nowhere. >> and i look overed and i thought what the heck is that? >> it freaked me out when it wrapped its front legs around me and pulled me off. >> it wrapped his legs around the guy. jackson, who i think we can all agree is a brave and veiliant paper boy, ran from said goat and climbed up a tree where he sat for more than an hour locked in a staring contest with that creepy goat. >> i've
-elected jesse jackson john your makes a huge decision. >> shannon: illinois congressman jesse jackson junior resigned, marking an end to a turbulent year for jackson. the trouble might not be over. mike tobin has the latest from chicago. >> i'd like to associate myself with the concerns -- >> in a letter to house speaker john boehner the former congressman jesse jackson junior prioritizes his health as the reason he is stepping down. he does acknowledge the investigation that dogged him. writing i have made my share of mistakes and aware of the ongoing federal investigation in my activities and doing my best to address the situation responsibly. cooperate with investigators and accept responsibility for my mistakes. they are my mistakes and mine alone. they talk about skimming campaign found remodel his house and buy expensive jewelry for a mist res. he was investigated by the investigating committee after being caught up in the blagojevich scandal. he met with businessmen who raise money for blagojevich if jackson were appointed to the senate seat vacated by president obama in 2008. >> they
." call or click today. >>> one of the jackson brothers trying to change his famous last name, or at least the way that it's spelled. jermaine is petitioning a california court to change the last name -- the spelling of his last name to s-u-n rather than s-o-n. jackson, who's been touring with his brothers and promoting his book about his brother michael jackson says he wants to change the name for artistic reasons. >>> here's something out of this world. scientists believe they found a family of planets that may be capable of supporting life. one is so big it is called super earth. scientists delivered the planet in 2008 orbiting an orange star. it is roughly 42 light years away. this is an artist's rendering of the planet. scientists say it is a rocky world. at least seven times the size of earth. they believe it can contain water on the surface, which is necessary for life. >> do you think there are scientists who say i was thinking about hd40 -- >> just call it paul or something. keep it simple. >>> an nba great compares playing basketball with the president to playing with michael jor
. >>> illinois congressman jesse jackson jr. may be about to resign just days after being re-elected. our chicago station reports jackson is negotiating a plea deal. he is accused of misusing campaign funds. jay levine reports jackson would give up his seat and may have to go to prison. >> reporter: sightings of jackson, once a rising star of the democratic party, have been rare since he began treatment for a bipolar disorder back in june. a photo with a visiting colleague at the mayo clinic. another outside his home in washington. and video of him closing the blinds after spotting a cameraman. while the congressman splits his time between his washington, d.c., home and mayo in minnesota, high powered defense attorney dan webb, a former top prosecutor himself, has been the point person for jackson in talks with the justice department. negotiating a deal that would include jackson resigning for health reasons, pleading guilty to charges involving misuse of campaign funds, and paying back contributions that were converted to personal use such as home furnishings, improper travel and gifts. at least
with him for that. >> speaking out against congressman jesse jackson jr. is he cutting a deal, prosecutors hoping to stay out of prison. >> we're here with reaction to reports of a plea deal talk. >> he is under federal investigation for breaking campaign finance law. >> i really am angry at him because i was very supportive of him being bill. >> that anchor given the extended absence of jesse jackson jr. is mounting, first reports of used campaign funds to decorate his $2.5 million washington home and now the latest bombshell being reported by the sun times the $40,000 in campaign cash was used to buy it prolix watch for a female acquaintancea rolex watch for a female friend. as soon as the sun times story broke there were multiple reports that the congressman who came into victory tuesday has long been working with the fed's on the plea deal that would bear him jail time. his name came up in 2008 and led to the conviction of gov rod blagojevich, jackson denied involvement and was never charged. >> jackson has also been romantically linked to washington hostess and model it's the tot
congressman jesse jackson jr. he's been out of sight for months, undergoing treatment for bipolar disorder. and now there are revelations of another fight for the congressman, who is battling ethics violations by the federal government. pierre thomas has the latest from washington. good morning, pierre. >> reporter: good morning, elizabeth. congressman jesse jackson jr. has been fighting to regain his mental health and return to public life. but this morning, he appears to be in a fight to stay out of jail. the son of civil rights icon jesse jackson was easily re-elected tuesday, with more than 60% of the vote. even though he dropped off the political scene months ago, to deal with bipolar depression. >> we're learning that congressman jesse jackson jr. of illinois has been re-elected. >> reporter: but jackson is also the subject of multiple fbi investigations, involving allegations of misuse of campaign funds and influence peddling. sources familiar with the probe say he's now negotiating a possible guilty plea. >> the pressure is overwhelming when the fbi steps to you, particularly in a
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, illinois congressman jesse jackson jr. is reportedly in talks with federal prosecutors negotiating a plea deal. a source tells the "chicago sun-times," "no one has pled guilty, but plea discussions are ongoing." the democrat is under investigation for misusing campaign funds to decorate his washington home. he's also under information for allegedly buying a $40,000 rolex for a friend. if jackson pleads guilty to a felony, he will forced to resign his congressional seat. he just won re-election with 64% of the vote. >>> eight minutes after the hour on this thursday morning, still ahead the group calling on lawmakers to avoid deep cuts that could impact millions of american families. >>> what you can do today to ensure a great view of the presidential inauguration. >> we have lingering sprinkles, maybe some flurries in the are >>> weather and traffic on the 1s. we are feeling some wind and some lingering flurries and sprinkles from that powerful coastal storm that just missed us yesterday. but it's been pounding new england and long island over the last several hours with more snow, more wi
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